Blogging in future
We form these models from the sensory inputs we receive from outside world. But in addition to responding to the raw inputs from the outside, we receive and process second hand inputs. Among the raw inputs from the real world are the second hand inputs from other humans. We process what others say, write, paint, sing. When anyone writes or paints, he /she is expressing a part of his/ her model of the world. We read the news, and we read comments about the news. Because comments provide a different, sometimes better perspective of the real news. We see stories (our relationships, office politics ...) and we read stories told by others. We see beautiful scene in nature and we see a beautiful scene photographed by someone.
There is a social give and take of experience. Poets, authors, painters, bloggers all express their experiences. In olden days, if you wanted to express your experience in a social give away, you had to give your artifacts to the marketeers (editors, publishers..). These people made it possible to take your experiences to the wide world viewers, readers and listeners. You had to depend on these marketeers, unless you didnot want to grow your audience beyond your family and friends.
Each one of us wants to express our thoughts, experiences, fears, joys... because it feels good to share these. Also becuase expressing shapes ones thoughts. Sometimes, it also pays. It is sad that the world of money drives the major part of this phenomenon. I write because I want to earn money. I paint because I want sell and become famous. I want to express because someone will pay me for that.
Blogging is different. You don't need to write for earning. Because you don't need to spend to write. Blogging provides the democratic platform for each one of us to express. Collectively our thoughts would shape our world. More connected, more social animals we become. That is why we are unique in animal kingdom. We have capacity to form a world view /model from the collective wisdom of each one of us. It is not just the power of our brain, it is the power of joining other brains in a parallel computing world.
Common opinions forms groups. In future a nation would not be geographical entity defined by a border, it would be a bigger group of humans who have common world models. There would therefore be millions of nation. Each group is formed because there are common thoughts. no group needs to be homogenious or constant. I would be part of number of groups at any given time. I would change large number of group enrollments in my life time. Tomorrow's leaders would be those who can form a large groups such as this. Legends would be those who could lead groups to sustain with their thoughts and ideas. It deosnot matter if you express by writing, signing, preaching or painting. You can be a leader if you have thougths / ideas which can bring together large no of people.
Blogging in future could redefine many areas of our lives. Scientists, Lawyers, writers, teachers all can be more effective in groups. In groups which are defined only by democratic traditions of blogging. But blogging requires to grow to take my expressions in all forms. I should be able to blog when I speak, or when I paint or when I sing.
Internet , alongwith concept of social interactions such as blogging would redefine everything we know in this world. May be my kid would not understand why we used to publish our poems and put our paintings in galleries. And why we had to satisfy few people before others could see us. Why each one of us strived to turn every expression into money. Maybe I will be part of that world. Where I express because I want to and feel good about. I express because that creates the world for me and many other human beings.